VenueWalter Reade Theater
Opens August 24!
Tarkovsky’s second film is this multifaceted retelling of the 15th-century icon painter, perhaps Russia’s first great artist, as he faces violence and cruelty and, eventually, a crisis of faith. Initially condemned by Russian authorities, who waited five years before allowing its official release, Tarkovsky’s medieval-set masterpiece endures as a film unlike any other—a richly shot, elliptical meditation on representation and vision, as well as a profound testament to art made under a repressive regime. New digital restoration. A Janus Films release.